Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 24th Jan 2009 10:58 UTC
Linux Ever year, Linus Torvalds goes on vacation to Australia, during which he usually also visits linux.conf.au. During his stay this year he gave an interview to ComputerWorld, in which he talked about the success of point releases and the important topic of file systems in Linux, which is quite an active field today with ext4 and Btrfs. He also gave some insights into why he switched away from KDE, moving to GNOME instead, and he shares his thoughts on Windows 7.
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Not just about the "features"
by sj87 on Sat 24th Jan 2009 12:04 UTC
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KDE4 also desperately needs a full theme (for plasma, Qt widgets and window borders [+ icons]) that doesn't suck ass. I hate the default theme and to make it worse, there aren't any to replace it with. There are only two alternatives, Bespin and Sculpture, and the only theme I recon as usable is the latter one. And even it has its (dis)usablity problems. Plasma's getting better when the 4.2 is released.

The only thing that keeps me from switching back to GNOME is that KWin runs more smoothly than Compiz Fusion and its effects are more polished and usable than the Compiz implementations (Expo, Cover Switch, etc).

Edited 2009-01-24 12:07 UTC

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